Copying and pasting the job requirements onto your resume will only get you so far when applying for a job online, according to Boeing's top recruiters. The aerospace giant received 2 million online applications for the 20,000 openings in 2004, and resumes that contained the right "buzzwords" often helped candidates pass the initial software-based screening, contends Rich Hartnett, Director of Global Staffing. But such a paste-and-hope approach rarely leads to an interview, not to mention a job offer, Hartnett adds. The most common mistake job seekers make is when they fail to tailor the resume to the opening, he says. Candace Ismael, Vice President of Employee and Staffing Services, adds that it indicates a lack of research on the hiring company. "It's a very competitive marketplace and you must do your homework," she says. Seeing rebounds in commercial business, Boeing intends to hire 6,000 technical personnel in 2005. Check out these openings at http://rbi.ims.ca/4386-536. For an exclusive comparison of engineers' salaries in different sectors, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4386-537 for Design News 2004 career survey results.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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